FDAAA International Network (FDAAA IN) Visits with China FDA Officials
On May 8, 2014, a FDAAA IN delegation was invited to meet with Dr. YUAN Lin, Director General of the CFDA Department of International Cooperation. Dr. YUAN and FDAAA discussed the importance of international exchange and regulatory science training within CFDA. Dr. YUAN attended the May 11 Pre-conference workshop on GxP FDAAA ran at the DIA China in Shanghai. After the workshop he was very enthusiastic about the role FDAAA can play in China. The below photo is taken May 8th outside the CFDA headquarters in Beijing.
Also on May 8th, the FDAAA was invited to meet with the acting director for CFDA's Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE), Dr. XU Jiaqi and Dr. WANG Qingli, Head of Pharmacology-Toxicology Review Office. Dr. XU thanked FDAAA for its many years of regulatory science exchange. He discussed the need for efficiency in the review process. He was open to hearing experiences that the US FDA has implemented over the years to improve review efficiency that may be relevant to the China situation.